I went over to Olivia’s place and her and Ali’s cat is adorable! His name is Watson!

Watson likes to sneak into small enclosed spaces. Like this cardboard box!

… and the fridge!


The Canadians went for dinner at El Vez one night because Karen came to visit from Toronto!

Paint Nite

Now that we have so much free time on our hands, Olivia and i went to a paint night! Well really a paint afternoon…. 

Today’s project was a sunset in Miami.    

I love Paint Nites. They’re so much fun and I love that you get to make your own artwork! I can’t wait to try some more!

Gran Caffe L’aquila

The other day Anthony told me about this cool restaurant that had moved from Italy to Philadelphia. Every week they have specials that feature a different region of Italy. He was taking his beautiful fiancee Heather there for dinner so naturally we had to crash it (we being the Canadian girls Karen, Olivia and I). Turns out it was the neat restaurant that I’ve passed by a hundred times and have always wanted to try!

We ended up sharing a ton of different food like the arancini.

The broccoli rabe

The caprese mozzarella (burrata has a super creamy inside). I could honestly just eat this for every meal.

The Salume al finochietto (which is fennel)  The arrosticini abbruzese (lamb)

The pappardelle al ragu aquilano (delicious and probably my fav!)

And of course dessert! I had an affogato (espresso with fior di latte gelato)

Olivia had the gelato

And Karen had a creme brulee

I didn’t get very good pictures of the restaurant so you’ll have to believe me when I tell you that it was quite cute!

Just some D1s!

Anthony and Heather:

Eating here really made me miss Italian classes (as did the waiter’s killer accent)
Definitely on my list of places to eat at in Philly =)